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Old 12-05-2012, 01:53 PM   #21
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I have guns. She has horses. Nobody asks too many questions as long as we both come up with our share of the bill money every month.

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Old 12-05-2012, 02:08 PM   #22
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I have guns. She has horses. Nobody asks too many questions as long as we both come up with our share of the bill money every month.
Are you married? If you are what is this "share of the bill"?
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My wife and I are going on 12 yrs and happily married . I dont buy things if I dont have the money . I do not use money from either of our personal incomes. I do side jobs, guns swaps , buy and sell other goods that 99% of the time I make a decent profit off of to purchase my goods , guns, ammo or what ever . If I run across a deal that I really dont have the extra cash that day to purchase it. I may use a credit card if I can ,only knowing I may have to move something else quickly to pay it off at the end of the month, 99% of the time the total balance is paid by the end of the month . I wont make a big purchase if I knowingly cannot pay it off in full at the end of the month.

My gun dealers dont do layaway plans so its not really a option for me . I dont hide them from my wife but I dont use our personal finances either . She knows the combo to the safe and can access it when ever her little heart desires . I told her about finding the little matching pair of Colt consecutive numbered .22 short derringers I found and all she said is how are you going to pay for those . I said no worries its a cash investment , all she said is dont you already have enough investments in the safe and went on about her business

I dont lie about purchases and she has a running list of guns and serial numbers saved on paper and in a link I have saved online that she can access that I update and resend incase there is ever a fire , I pass or what ever , Then she knows what she has to work with incase of a loss and I do have a couple class III items that need to be kept track of . I dont ask about buying something or tell I guess but she knows there was a purchase because of the updated link and list change . I really dont hide the purchase when its added to the list. But then again I dont ask her about the 58 pairs of shoes and 12 purses and hand bags she has in the closet .

Were not loaded by any means but were not strapped either but I do contribute 100% of my check for our household income and if there is something she wants and we have money its there for her , She does occasionally buy me a box of ammo out of the goodness of her heart . If it makes any difference I cant even tell you what I make monthly , I dont open my checks as its direct deposit , She has the check book and takes care of all the bills and to be honest with you I never ask about it . I can honestly say I think I have written only 4 or 5 checks in the last 10 yrs . I trust my wife in taking care of that stuff and making sure our finances are adequate.

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I don't really run the gun purchases by her and she really does not run her big ticket items by me. We both trust each other not to over spend and so far (9 years) it has worked for us.
She knows my style, I usually find good deals, swap stuff, etc to pay for my hobbies. Since I sold off the car and stopped drag racing, she really has not questioned me buying a 2-3 guns per year, firearms are WAAAAAAYYYYYY cheaper than racing.

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I have another hobby outside of firearms, and like the other I do not put our finances in jeopardy. I would either save for it, or do some trading to get what I want. I included her on the other hobby, and I have included her on firearms. Her birthday was 2 months ago and I got her a S&W 642 stainless, some amo, a holster, and a case to put it in when it's home. It's all good at our house, and I hope yours is as well.

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Maybe I am in the minority but all of these comments about women and shoes/purses makes me shake my head. I have two pairs of dress shoes, gym shoes, and cheap flip flops. I have one purse that I carry until it's falling apart. I guess I'm just not girlie..... I don't understand the shoe and purse fetish.

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My wife is far too smart to try to Bull****. We have been married over 40 years, and you don't stay with someone that long by being deceitful. Our finances are shared and if one of us wants a new toy, and the money is in the bank, we buy it. Most of my gun purchases are financed by teaching CCW classes, but that money goes into the general fund and if she wants a Coach purse with the proceeds, I don't whine about it.

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If it's a pistol that can be carried my wife will beat me to it. But a shotgun or a rifle, she is like we have enough artillery in the house. She is right, even if I got the invite to go to Africa for free I would have to say "no" due to health reasons.

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Maybe I am in the minority but all of these comments about women and shoes/purses makes me shake my head. I have two pairs of dress shoes, gym shoes, and cheap flip flops. I have one purse that I carry until it's falling apart. I guess I'm just not girlie..... I don't understand the shoe and purse fetish.
Would you like to talk to my wife? I'm sure she could enlighten you on the subject. LOL
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As long as I pay my bills she doesn't care what I do. When its a new gun I Usually get an eyeroll and an ok.

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